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7x24 EXCHANGE 
Oregon & SW Washington

The leading knowledge exchange for Data Center, IT and Mission Critical professionals.

Letter to Members

1/21/2021

Dear Members, 

It is an exciting new year, and with it comes a new board and new leadership. Thanks to Sig Anderson for the past four years as our president. Your legacy is a tough act to follow, and your mentorship has prepared us all well.  As your incoming president, I am looking forward to serving all the members. I am confident we have a diverse, motivated, and engaged board ready to serve you in 2021 and beyond.  As the last founding board member of the eight elected positions, I feel very fortunate to be the one to carry the leadership torch for the next several years. It is hard to have envisioned the success and longevity of this chapter back in 2013 when we started. My goals are to build on our past accomplishments and prepare the chapter and members for the next Digital Infrastructure development wave.

The new board and I have already started planning our activities and are excited to share more about these plans. 

As a board, we are focusing our Strategic Objectives and activities around four core pillars: Reliability: which is the core of the 7 x 24 International organizations founding charter, Education and Knowledge Sharing: both industry thought-leading information, as well as areas of local interest in the geography we represent, Public/Private Policy and Partnerships: we look to continue the work to bring these two essential groups together to advance our industry, and finally Industry Growth Initiatives: activities such as STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math, WIMCO (Women in Mission Critical), and other initiatives to attract new talent, and ideas to our industry.  As we host events, publish information, and engage the broader community, the board will lead and influence these areas of focus.

The board and I wish to recognize the generous support of our membership. Your dedicated support, service contributions, sponsorships, and dues make all this possible. The next several years promise to bring more opportunities to our geography, and together the possibilities to help to shape the next wave of digital infrastructure will unfold.  

Please join me in congratulating our newly elected 2021 board and officers. We look forward to greeting you all soon at our 2021 kickoff event.  In the meantime, if you have any ideas or content to contribute, please reach out to me or any member of the team.  

Paul Vaccaro

CBRE

President

Kathyrn Rose

Siemens

Vice President

Chris Wilkes

Nike

Treasurer

Dan Guglielmo

Hermanson Company

Secretary

Meghan Roseborough

Siemens

Executive Director

Meghan Pearson

Stack Infrastructure

Director

Brett Strohlein

Rosendin Electric

Director

Melissa Rogers

PGE

Director

Bill Cory

Flexential

Director



Sincerely,

Paul Vaccaro

President

7 x 24 Exchange Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

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